, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp 143-148

The screening of more than 2,000 schoolgirls for bacteriuria using an automated fluorescence microscopy system

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Summary

After initial evaluation of a manual fluorescence microscopy system on a variety of urines the method was automated and subsequently tested in a population survey of urinary tract infection in schoolgirls. This automated Bactoscan system allowed a rapid analysis of urine samples and with the introduction of modifications to the staining protocol it correctly eliminated 91% of samples as being not significantly infected.